Quotes For The Grade I Beverly D. Stakes
Ryan Moore (Dank, 1st): “She’s been real aggressive all year. She wasn’t real aggressive at Royal Ascot but apart from that she’s been real aggressive. She wasn’t at her best over the last couple. She’s was in excellent condition coming into this and when she kicked it was all over.”
Thomas Queally (Gifted Girl, 2nd): "We had a lovely run around. She was slowly away, but she ran a super race. There's still more to come for her."
James Graham (Ausus, 3rd): “"Ran good, ran third. Now she's Grade I placed."
Dan Peitz (trainer, Ausus, 3rd): “We are happy! Third in a Grade I. We ecstatic with that. We kept her in training. We had confidence in her. The owner normally breeds all his fillies. She was farther back than I expected. He didn’t want to be five-wide on the turn, so he had to drop all the way out the back. Then she came with her run at the end. I’ve said all along, I think she’ll run farther. I think a mile and a quarter to a mile and three-eighths will be better for her. I would love to see that.”
Gary Stevens (Marketing Mix, 4th): “She was pulling and not settling like she normally does. She was comfortable, but she was pulling which took away from her kick. I won’t make any excuses. The winner ran a huge race – set a new stakes record. Normally she gives me a real feeling of confidence, but she didn’t give it to me today. I knew a ways out it was going to be difficult.”
Armando De La Cerda: (trainer La Tia, 5th): “She ran okay. She just missed third place. She started nice but they just put pressure and more pressure on her. “It might be a little hard for her. She might like softer ground.”
Joel Rosario (Solid Appeal, 6th): “She tried hard, and we had a good position behind the front runners, but they were going pretty quick, and I used up some speed early. She was still fighting, though. She’s a good horse.”
Wayne Lordan (Duntle, 7th): “She traveled well, but didn’t get the trip. I’d go back to a mile. She felt good and ran her race, but I was asking her when we straightened. Perfect positioning. Emptied out on me in the stretch.”
Rosie Napravnik (Artemus Kitten, 8th): "We had a pretty good trip. Tough race."
Garrett O’Rourke(racing manager of Juddmonte Farms, owner-breeder of Starformer, 9th ): “She didn’t run her race today; maybe she had an off day. We were beaten too far out to draw any conclusions.”
Kent Desormeaux (rode La Tia, 5th): "I know why she's local fan favorite. It took world class horses to beat her. We went out pretty quick but we had pressure early. She really stuck her neck out. Five eighths out and they started running at her. It was a hardy move and she still hung on. She's a nice horse.